Colossus Greek Taverna – Toronto

Some pretty good Greek food in Oakville. If you live in the lower mainland of BC, this area would remind you of White Rock.

V-STAR Rating:

Variety – 8/10 – strictly greek options: the typical chicken, beef, lamb, etc.

Service – 8/10 – The staff was nice and they were really busy so it was semi-understandable if they took a bit of time to get our bill or order …

Taste – 7.5/10 – did not like the salad. That was definitely not what greek salad tastes like in my opinion. Everything else was good though or tasted like how it should be.

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably priced – 7/10 – a little expensive for the portion you get.. but they are very popular and busy so they are milking it I guess?? I mean, I’ve had better in BC so maybe this is considered their best in Mississauga..?

Overall, I would recommend you to try this place at least once because it’s a cute restaurant with good Greek food.

http://www.colossusgreektaverna.com/

221 Lakeshore Rd. E.
Oakville, ON
L6J 1H7
(905) 849-8175

yours truly,

tb ❤

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Ancora – Downtown Vancouver

I literally googled “top restaurants for birthdays” and this was one of it AFTER I modified the query to have “Vancouver” in it. Originally, the top choice was McDonald’s. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#V-STAR Rating

Variety: 8.5/10 – There’s a lot of variety for seafood stuff. I believe there were one or two meat dishes that you can get. You can get basic steak for your entrée but everything else was practically seafood (except for the Beef tartare

Service: 8/10 – The host was quick to help us and seat us. Our server was super nice and friendly. It took some time to get our things or order – possibly because our server was super busy with other tables (it was quite packed). We were thinking maybe the atmosphere or style is supposed to be slow because you’re supposed to enjoy your drinks and scenery?

Taste: 9.5/10 – I am NOT a huge fan of raw food. I probably should have done more research and read the menu properly, since a few of our dishes were rawer than I expected. To my surprise, they were all really delicious.

Atmosphere: 10/10 – The patio is super pretty. The view outside the patio is amazing. You can watch the sunset. You can look at the calm water (ish). The inside is very white/modern/clean look. The upstairs is so elegant-looking. Just magnificent…

Reasonably Priced: 7/10 – Super duper over priced. Very high end. But I guess you are paying for the quality of the food? I don’t think the 6 pieces of sushi rolls was worth $14. Again, I think the fancy setting, atmosphere, service, quality of the seafood is taken into account for the price… *shrugs* ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Overall, I would not come here again but I would highly recommend you come here at least once. If I were to come here again, it would be more to enjoy the scenery/sunset etc. Or if I had rich friends, I would want a birthday dinner here because of the pretty private room they have upstairs. 🙂

https://www.ancoradining.com/

yours truly,

tb ❤

Lee Gar Nei – Surrey

We only went here because Big Chicken Town had a 15+ minute wait. So glad we went here though. I finally found a place that had soft tofu soup that wasn’t super spicy for me!

V-STAR Rating:

Variety: 8.5/10 – I would say there are a lot of different things you can get from here. There’s a wide selection here compared to other Korean Restaurants where they are more specific (ie: chicken only, kimbap stuff only etc).

Service: 7/10 – We had to ask twice for water and they don’t really come to check up if you need anything else. I guess that’s just how some Asian restaurants work.

Taste: I thought it was really good. The soup was super good (only because it wasn’t burning off my tongue or I wasn’t drinking a lot of water due to spiciness).

Atmosphere: n/a // Korean.

Reasonably Priced: 8/10 – I would say the dishes at this place are reasonably priced for the portion that you get. I wouldn’t say this place is expensive either.

Overall, I would come here again for my soft tofu soup.

Unit 128, 15280 101 Ave
Surrey, BC, V3R 8X7

yours truly,

tb ❤